Citizens of France won’t need a visa if stay for less than 15 days. A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required.
In case of planning to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or want to visit multiple times but not meet the requirement for a gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits, you should apply for a visa.
At present, there are 3 options to obtain a visa for visiting Vietnam from France. Citizens of France or citizens of other countries who are in France can follow below instructions to get a visa for visiting Vietnam.
From Jan 2017, the Government of Vietnam has officially launched e-visa application program. Until now, citizens of 80 countries, including citizens of France can apply for e-visa at the official website of the government.
Please note that e-visa is valid for 30 days with single entry, in case you want to visit Vietnam for more than 30 days or want a visa with multiple entries, please choose option 2 or 3 to get a visa.
Citizens of other countries who are in France, please check “Who is eligible for e-visa of Vietnam?” to see if you are eligible to apply for e-visa of Vietnam or not.
Here’s below the address of the embassy of Vietnam in Paris, France, where you can contact to apply for a visa:
Unlike visa on arrival of some countries in the world, in order to get visa on arrival of Vietnam, French passport holders must have a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam which allows to pick up your visa on arrival at the international airport of Vietnam. There are lots of travel companies and online visa websites can arrange that kind of visa approval letter, you can request through them or request online through us.
Please note that visa on arrival is applicable for visitors who enter Vietnam via international airport. The process of applying online at a travel agency is very fast and you do not have to travel to the address of the embassy to submit the application.